Cleveland withdraws bill for Tamir Rice's ambulance

The estate of Tamir Rice will not be required to pay a $500 ambulance bill for which the city of Cleveland, Ohio, had filed a claim in court. Cleveland officials said on Thursday the bill had been automatically generated and that the claim has now been closed.

The claim stated that the estate is past due for emergency medical services after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police in 2014.
Rice was charged $450 for ambulance life support and $50 for mileage.

"The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill after its own police officers killed a 12-year-old child is breathtaking," Rice family attorney Subodh Chandra told ABC affiliate WEWS after receiving the bill. "This adds insult to homicide."

ABC News contributed to this report.
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